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  •  They're tearing out shelter belts... (1+ / 0-)
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    So they don't have to manuever around them with their $300,000 megatractors. Sadly, most of the folks who remember the dust bowl are in the nursing homes or beyond. On the windier tops of the Buffalo Ridge you can see there's often but an inch or three of topsoil, and though now grass covered, the sand dunes are still obvious.

    •  Remembering the dust bowl (1+ / 0-)
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      My folks are passed away, but I remember listening to their stories of the Dirty Thirties.

    •  I am truly sorry to hear that (0+ / 0-)

      but am not in the least surprised.  The ones making those decisions are oblivious to their destructive ways.  They don't know the past and don't look to the future.  Call themselves supermen while practicing dark witchery.

      "It's not like lightning or earthquakes. We've got a bad thing made by men, and by God that's something we can change." John Steinbeck

      by Snarky McAngus on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 03:18:17 PM PST

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